New Yorkers are about to remake their city

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ElectNYC is your personal guide to New York City’s 2021 elections. A project of Citizens Union Foundation, here you can find everything you need to know about the candidates running to represent you, the issues they care about, what they can actually do, and how you can vote on the future of New York City.

If the turmoil of 2020 has provided one important lesson, it is this: in times of crisis, we need dependable government leaders.

In 2021, voters will decide the direction of New York City for generations to come, choosing a new round of leaders in one of the most important local elections in the city’s history.

New Yorkers will choose a new Mayor, Comptroller, at least four Borough Presidents, and two-thirds of City Council positions. Over 400 candidates are running.

The 2021 elections will usher in the largest turnover in city government in a generation, and those elected could hold office through 2030.

They will make decision about where hospitals, schools, and parks are built; how we keep our communities safe; how we support renters; and how New York recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic.

At ElectNYC, you can find trustworthy guidance about who the candidates are, what elected officials do that impact your life, and how to cast your ballot – and then you can decide the fate of New York City.